9th Annual Holiday Window Treasure Hunt
Completed game cards can be deposited, along with a minimum one dollar contribution, at one of three NorthShore businesses. Depending on their number of correct answers, successful treasure-hunters are then registered for the chance to win one of three gift baskets filled with gift certificates and goodies from favorite NorthShore shops and restaurants. All collected monies are supplemented by NSMC and donated to the Northside Neighborhood House for its annual Toy Drive. NNH works with its clients to purchase specific toys and items their children have requested from Santa.
The 9th Annual Holiday Window Treasure Hunt kicks off on Friday, November 17, the start of the NorthShore's three day Holiday Open House, and runs until Sunday, January 7, 2024--so if you don't have time during the pre-Christmas rush, you can join in the fun after Christmas, before the little ones return to school. And, while the Treasure Hunt is a family-fun activity good for the kids, it’s not just for tykes--grab your adult friends for a fun outdoor activity that benefits a great cause.
This NSMC signature holiday activity was inspired by one of its members, Jamie George, who grew up in the town of Gillingham in Dorset, England where he remembers a similar treasure hunt. "It was a lot of fun and an annual tradition there," Jamie recalls. "You'd run into your friends doing the same thing so it was a good way to catch up with everyone. The tradition prevails today."